Bennet Demands Answers from New DoD Head on Misuse of Critical Pandemic Response Funds Intended for Medical Supply Production

Department of Defense Redirected Funds Intended for Masks, PPE, and Testing Supplies While COVID-19 Death Toll Continued to Grow

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet demanded answers and action from Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller following reports that the department redirected critical funds intended for personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 masks, and testing supplies.

Bennet, 30 Senate Colleagues Urge VA to Follow Through on Promises to End Veteran Suicide Epidemic

Senators Raise Alarm Over Administration’s Inability to Fully Implement Provisions under President Trump’s Executive Order to Expand Critical Mental Health Resources to Nation’s Heroes

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and 29 Senate colleagues in a push for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to follow through on authorities under President Donald Trump’s Executive Order to increase veterans’ access to mental health care.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the Suicide and Crisis Outreach Prevention Enhancement Act, which would increase funding for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) program from $7.2 million to $20 million per year, provide greater flexibility for participants to raise awareness of the services they offer, and collect vital statistics to help understand and reduce disparities.

Bennet, Young Introduce Legislation to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Bipartisan Bill Would Encourage Development of Innovative Antibiotics to Treat Resistant Infections and Improve Appropriate Antibiotic Use

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced the Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act to encourage innovative drug development targeting the most threatening infections, improve the appropriate use of antibiotics, and ensure domestic availability when needed.

Bennet, Collins Introduce Legislation to Significantly Expand Opioid and Substance Use Training Nationwide for Providers

Bipartisan Bill Would Standardize Opioid Addiction Treatment and Training for Health Care Providers

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, common-sense legislation that would require physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other providers to complete an opioid and substance use training to ensure that prescribers of controlled medication, like opioids, have foundational knowledge of addiction prevention, treatment, and management.

Bennet Celebrates Launch of Colorado’s First COVID-19 Testing Site for Early Childhood at Clayton Early Learning, Applauds Colorado Education Community’s Partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado

Senator Discusses His Health Force Proposal to Train and Deploy Hundreds of Thousands of Americans to Support a National Strategy for Testing and Contact Tracing

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet visited Clayton Early Learning to celebrate the launch of Colorado’s first early childhood Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing site and applauded the state’s education community – from early childhood education through higher education – for partnering with Gary Community Investments’ COVIDCheck Colorado testing program.